Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2143   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Péché Mortel (French for "Mortal Sin") is an intensely black and dense beer with very pronounced roasted flavours. Fair trade coffee is infused during the brewing process, intensifying the bitterness of the beer and giving it a powerful coffee taste. Péché mortel is brewed to be savored; we invite you to drink it in moderation.

This stout style, high in alcohol and bitterness in order to favour preservation, was historically brewed to support the long and arduous voyage necessary to export the beer from England to Russia. The word Imperial comes from the fact that the beer was specially brewed for the Russian tsar’s court.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dragoon76 (3) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2016 does not count
Excellente biere mais le seul défaut le café pas toujours le même!!! Des fois trop et d autres fois parfaite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1431) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
Karamelagtig smag, med sødmen fra karamellen. Lettere syrlig, med en del alkohol i eftersmagen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2016
12oz bottle - pours pitch black with medium tan head . Strong coffee aroma . Bitter coffee and dark Cocoa flavors , mild sweetness that leads to a bitter finish . Solid . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heidbummer (232) - SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle from Bottledog. Pours very dark, thick tan head. Loads of coffee and burned (in a good way) toffee on the nose. Lovely thick mouthfeel, lots of toasted notes, hint of licorice, espresso in the back, but not overpowering. Develops nicely as it warms up. Bloody lovely. For sipping after a good meal. Or instead of one....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frax (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle packaged on 12/22/15. Pours pitch black with a thin brown head that dissipates. Raisin notes in the aroma. Lots of coffee and chocolate, some vanilla. Full, thick body with a gritty mouthfeel. Alcohol is clearly present up front and through the finish. The finish is looooooong and the coffee notes seem to get stronger and more bitter. It all works.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tandembrauer (1147) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
On tap at What’s Brewing beer festival 2015, Stavanger. Pours black with light brown head. Aroma of coffee, pepper, dark chocolate. Some sweetness, roasted bitterness. A good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle served in a snifter. Pours dark brown with short lived light tan head. Aroma is earthy coffee grains with little else. Taste is less bitter than you would expect from the seemingly high level of coffee grounds. A very well balanced coffee stout and probably the best I have had. A good level of bitterness but not excessive. Not much going on other than coffee but nevertheless very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chap95 (51) - - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours oily black with a beautiful dark beige head. It stays for a while but leaves nothing on glass. Coffee, roast, dark chocolate on the nose. In flavour roastiness is rather subtle, taste is dominated by coffee and chocolate in the background. A bit of alcohol comes out, not too much though. Medium body, would be better if it was more creamy and oily. Still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (1348) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep stouty brownish-black, opaque with a generous espresso colored head. Nose is roasty, wheat puffs, bakers chocolate, black coffee, tinge of smoke, wood. Mouth is medium-full, a little thinner than I like my stouts to be honest, moderate sweetness with a pleasant balancing bitterness that kicks in mid-range, burnt coffee (i.e. sooty) , sugar, cream (as in mouth feel), earthy, raisins, and a warm finish. Side-note: Question for Mr.Migwell (whose rating appears below, just before mine)... I get it that you’ve got 20-odd years on me in the age department, but seriously man. Common sense is timeless: if you don’t like coffee in your stout, why the fuck would you buy it in the first place?... unless you like to complain. Pretty fuckin silly if you ask me. Just an observation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
migwell (277) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Coffee in stout is really not my cup of tea. Once again, I find myself rating a style rather than the brew in question... no way I’m gonna rate a coffee stout above 3.5. I drink coffee in the AM and beer and ale in the PM. So, this one looks great, as a stout should, has a medium body and smells and tastes like coffee grounds with hops. Do I want hops in my coffee? Not likely. And vice versa.

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